Meet Our Board Members
Public Relations Analyst | Consumers Energy
Public Relations | Eastern Michigan University
Why did you join JxnYP?
I was new to working in Jackson when JxnYP first formed. I was actively looking to move downtown, which I did only 6 months later! I saw this group as an opportunity to get to know the community I was moving to, make friends, and grow in my career by getting more involved in the community.
Build Relationships: What is your favorite relationship you've built through JxnYP?
I met Gordon Toyzan through JYP, originally connecting on the fact we both worked for the same company. Gordon introduced me to my now best friend, Karen Bunnell (who I also continued to connect with at JYP events). Karen introduced me to my husband, Sean Palmer. I have to give JYP major kudos to changing my life, building relationships that will literally last a lifetime.
Have Fun: If we could bring ONE new fun thing to Jackson, what would it be?
A trampoline park! Jackson has so many amazing outdoor activities to offer when the weather is nice, but when the weather is cold, rainy, downright Michigan gross, we struggle for things to do. There are many examples of locations out there that include fun for more than just kids too.
LOVE Jackson: What do you love most about Jackson?
I love the big city potential in a small town feel that Jackson brings. The fact that in these times of growth and resurgence, I get to be a major player in and help shape how the city will grow is very rewarding. This place already has so much that many outside folks really don't know about. I think it all serves as a starting point for how far we could really take things for the current and future residents of Jackson.